Utilities Rates & Fees

The City bills every two months for water and sewer service. The City examines and adjusts rates on an annual basis. For Arvada customers living inside the City, the rates remain among the lower half of the metro area. Learn more about how the City determines annual rates on the Utilities Transparency webpage.

2023 Rates & Fees

Effective January 1, 2023

In-City Residential Service Rates & Fees

Water Charges
0 to 30,000 gallons 
(plus 13,000 gallons for each additional unit)
$5.03 / 1,000 gallons
30,001 to 60,000 gallons 
(plus 26,000 gallons for each additional unit)
$6.29 / 1,000 gallons
60,001 to 90,000 gallons
(plus 39,000 gallons for each additional unit)
$7.56 / 1,000 gallons
All remaining usage$10.07 / 1,000 gallons
Service Fee (single-family meter)
$13.83 / bi-monthly bill
Sewer Charges
Per 1,000 gallons (based on winter time usage)$5.82 / 1,000 gallons
Service Fee$6.44 / bi-monthly bill
Stormwater Charges
Per square foot of impervious area on the property$0.0031 / bi-monthly bill

Note: This does not include non-residential, out-of-city, multi-unit, and other charges. For a complete list of rates and fees, please download the 2023 Water and Sewer Billing Rates.

Budget Billing

Customers can choose a monthly equalized payment based upon the past 12 months of water consumption. Contact Utility Billing at 720-898-7070 for more information.

Pay Your Water Bill

The City provides a variety of methods for residents to pay their water bills.

Funding Our Water, Sewer, Storm System

The Arvada Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Utilities are funded through rates, fees and System Development Charges (SDCs), not taxes. The City does not make a profit on these services or use the funds generated for anything other than providing water and sewer services. 

  • Rates provide reliable, high-quality water service
  • Rates efficiently remove and treat sewage generated by our customers
  • Rates help safely discharge stormwater into local waterways

Increases in rates are due to higher raw water costs, energy increases, higher pricing for materials and chemicals, and the increasing need for rehabilitation and replacement of system infrastructure. Learn more on the Utilities Transparency page. 

Stormwater Fee

The stormwater fee is based upon the amount of area on each property that does not allow water to absorb into the ground, such as driveways, patios, and rooftops. This fee helps to fund flood control and stormwater projects. Learn more on the stormwater page